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Fire Dynamics: Report Cites Factors Leading to Seven Firefighters' Injuries in MD House Fire

"The Safety Investigation Team (Team) identified many factors that contributed to the outcome and injuries to the firefighters." So it was stated in the Executive Summary of the 300 plus-page investigation report covering the residential fire in Riverdale Heights, Maryland, on February 24, 2012. The Team forwarded the report to Prince George's County (MD) Fire/EMS Department's (Fire Department) Chief Marc S. Bashoor. The cover letter was signed by Scott K. Hoglander, deputy fire chief, and Sayshan Conver-White, battalion chief, on behalf of the Team. Following is a summary of the incident's events based on the report's Executive Summary.   The Incident The fire occurred at ...

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